21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Nice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 45 min
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Paris
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and stop by Aux Petits Tresors.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nice attractions planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get much hotter in Nice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

Antibes, Musee Renoir, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 6th (Thu), partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games, then steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ile Verte, cruise along Route des Cretes, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Aix-en-Provence when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

La Ciotat
Highlights from your plan
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Eau, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique, and finally walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August, Sarlat-la-Caneda is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Jardin Exotique, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Highlights from your plan
Les Noyeraies du Landers ©
Les Noyeraies du Landers
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets, then don't miss a visit to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel journey planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Genets, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, then take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ranville, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, D-Day Monument, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), then have some family-friendly fun at Woody Park, and then steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen road trip planning site.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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